Tuck into hearty bowls of fish head curry, dine on chili crabs and try many more tantalising seafood dishes at the Singapore Food Festival 2012.

With a seafood theme this year, the 2012 edition of the Singapore Food Festival is set to sate your craving for crustaceans, fish and marine eats of all sorts.

Held from July 13 to 22 this year, the week-long event is activity-filled from start to finish: highlights include a seafood barbecue by the beach, a huge food fair at the waterfront and other seafood-related festivities.

Here, we share seven different styles of dining at the Singapore Food Festival 2012:

Singapore Food Festival Village, Singapore Food Festival 2012
  The Seafood Platter by Seafood Paradise ($36.90+), available at the Singapore Food Festival Village

A BUDGET-FRIENDLY SEAFOOD FEAST
Singapore Food Festival Village @ Marina Bay

Wander amongst nearly 50 food stalls at this large fair, with stalls by Seafood Paradise, Hideshi Yamamoto California, Apa Kitchen and more restaurants among them. The opportunity to taste seafood dishes from this many restaurants and popular hawkers doesn’t come too often, so it’s a great opportunity to grab your fill of seafood delights. Even better are the prices: Seafood dishes start from $2, and you’ll receive a 20 per cent discount when you make payment with a NETS FlashPay Card.  

When and where: July 13 to 22, 11am to 11pm daily at Waterfront Promenade @ Marina Bay
Prices: Free admission, food prices start at $2.

 

Singapore Food Festival 2012, Sentosa BBQ by the Beach

A SEAFOOD BARBECUE FOR GROUP FUN
BBQ by the Beach at Sentosa
At this large beach event at Sentosa Island, have your seafood grilled and barbecued just the way you like it. Be it the traditional Hawaiian “imu” underground oven, the vertical grill or the regular barbeque grill, you know you’ll want to try it all. There’s meats to be had too: Top picks include Texas-style ribs laced with Bourbon and beer-marinated sausages.

When and where: July 13 to 22, 6pm to 12am (last order at 10.30pm) at Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Prices: $29.90++, price listed does not include the Sentosa admission fee.

 

Tiffin Cruise for Singapore Food Festival 2012

CRUISE & DINE ON THE SINGAPORE RIVER FOR OLD SCHOOL CHARM
Tiffin Cruise @ Singapore River

Remember those old-school tiffin containers that your mum or grandmother would use? On this hour-long cruise, savour the homely-ness of a tiffin-packaged meal as you take in the sights along the Singapore River. And yes, you’ll get to take the tiffin carriers home too.

When and where: On demand at the Marina Bay Jetty, with a minimum of two weeks’ notice. Phone 6796 9336 to make your reservation.
Prices: $68+, with a minimum booking of 20 participants per session. Smaller group tours can be arranged, contact Crave Singapore for more information.

 

Singapore Food Festival 2012, Resorts World Sentosa Food Festival buffets

FEAST ON THREE LAVISH BUFFETS AT SENTOSA
Exclusive Gourmet Seafood Voyage @ Resorts World Sentosa

You’re set for an eventful night, in more ways than one at the Exclusive Gourmet Seafood Voyage @ Resorts World Sentosa. You’ll start your night visiting The Maritime Experiential Museum and the Typhoon Theatre, before dining at Fish & Crab Shack, Fiesta and Starz Restaurant.

When and where: Every Friday and Saturday of July, from 7pm to 10.30pm at Resorts World Sentosa.
Prices: $108++, inclusive of free admission to The Maritime Experiential Museum and the Typhoon Theatre.

 

Jurong Fishery Port shopping for seafood, Singapore Food Festival 2012

SHOP FOR SEAFOOD ON A FISHERY TRIP
Behind The Scenes @ Jurong Fishery Port

Learn how to pick the freshest catch: The chef will explain the colours, textures and smells to watch out for when you’re shopping for seafood. Then the chef will whip up a seafood breakfast of your own choosing while sharing the best ways to bring out the fresh flavours of seafood.

When and where: 5am to 9am on demand, at the Jurong Fishery Port; pick-up point at Boon Lay MRT Station.
Prices: $150+, with a minimum booking of 20 participants per session. Visit www.cravesingapore.com for more information.

 

Violet Oon cooking class, Singapore Food Festival 2012

DO IT YOURSELF: LEARN TO COOK POPULAR SINGAPORE SEAFOOD DISHES
“Sea-food and eat” Cooking Workshop by Violet Oon

At this cooking workshop, learn to whip up dishes like fish curry, salted egg roe crabs and more popular Nonya and Singapore favourites. Conducted by popular Singapore chef Violet Oon, this culinary class is a treat in more ways than one: A full meal follows when the class ends.

When and where: July 16, 11am-2pm and 5pm-8pm at Violet Oon’s Kitchen, 881 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 279893, Tel: 6796 9331.
Prices: $150+, inclusive of the ingredients for the workshop and the meal after.

 

Singapore Food Festival 2012, Seafood Treasure Tales and Trails at Kampong Gelam

JOIN A FOOD HUNT AROUND KAMPONG GELAM
Culinary Adventures: Seafood Treasures, Trails and Hunt

Gather at the Malay Heritage Centre for a gastronomic trail around Kampong Gelam. Taste the food and learn interesting facts about Malay culture and heritage as you make your way around this historic district.

When and where: July 14, 15, 18, 26 and 28, at the Malay Heritage Centre.
Prices: $35 each, $60 for a parent-and-child pair. The July 18 tour guided by Warna 94.2 FM deejay TG is priced at $55 and $80, click here for more information.

Visit www.singaporefoodfestival.com for more information.